In Episode 252—the final episode of Season 12—Trev and AJ take time to reflect and coach each other on the past 90 days of life, career, and relationships: what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next. From habit formation to deliberate laziness, they cover the “big rocks” of where they’re at in the journeys now.
These quarterly review episodes are always a joy—and often a revelation. Taking the time to regularly (and honestly) reflect on what’s working and what’s not in our lives is, quite possibly, one of the highest leverage activities in which we can engage. If willpower is the rarest and most valuable form of energy we get every day, awareness is the rarest and most valuable mindset we can cultivate.
It’s the practice of being present, being grounded, being real.
The more we can do that in our lives, the more we can do that onstage, in front of the camera, in front of the blank page or canvas, at the piano, in the studio. And it is, of course, easier said than done. It’s one thing to privately take stock of one’s life and get real. It’s another things completely to share those discoveries with a trusted community. When we share our honest assessment of our own progress—our strengths and weaknesses, our mistakes and our victories—we open ourselves up to all sorts of stuff: criticism and judgement, yes. But also support, empowerment, and love.
And perhaps most importantly, we set a beautiful, powerful example of just how transformational vulnerability can be. The ability to empathize, it’s been said, and to get along with a vast swath of different personalities, is a mark of true intelligence… thought it sure doesn’t feel like it sometimes.
There’s not enough time in a single episode to cover all the bases, so we choose just a couple of areas and items on which to focus in each category of a review. AJ’s “slow” habit formation practice, Trev’s revelations around creativity and shipping—in this episode, we focus on the “Big Rocks” only (see our reviews in writing via the links below). But the concepts, lessons learned, and journey run far deeper—and we invite you to join us in the regular process of reflection, realignment, and goal-setting by conducting and sharing your own review inside the Membership.
Honesty, intention, action, and accountability.
As always, this is all you: the listeners, the community. On behalf of everyone, thank you for creating the space for us fellow humans to get real, get vulnerable, and realign and reassert our personal and professional intentions.
We hope you enjoy this episode, and look forward to creating and connecting with a community that’s committed to playing the big game.
To what’s next,
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